One of our most popular articles in 2014 in terms of the number of comments. We recently asked “What is Safety”? and got quite a mixed response but I think this article by Dr Rob just about nails it! I often get called into organisations under some concern about safety, many see my work as … [Read more...] about Safety Should NOT Be About Safety
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A comment to a blog recently by Kevin Jones stated: ‘……issues that OHS usually does not engage with, such as staff resourcing, production timelines, lack of appropriate training and knowledge and more. How can the OHS profession affect changes in these areas? Should we become social activists on … [Read more...] about Defining Safety
What or Who Is Safety? I am surprised by the number of people who come to this site from Google after searching for “what is safety”? Perhaps they have just been told that it is a No1 priority or a value or they have to manage it, train it, audit it, measure it, do it, choose it, improve it or be … [Read more...] about What or Who Is Safety?
Some time ago we asked the question “What Is Safety”. We didn't find a real definition - probably because there isn't one. We had more success in answering the question: “What Isn’t Safety” (“If safety is just zero harm then love must just be zero hate”) Karl Weick says of reliability: … [Read more...] about Can Safety Be Defined as “Reliability”?
What ISN’T Safety? If you think safety is zero harm then is love just zero hate? There is quite an active discussion happening on a LinkedIn Forum (The Safety EHS OHS Group) at the moment in response to the question “What is Safety...define safety in only 2 words”. SEE IT HERE. You will see that … [Read more...] about What ISN’T Safety?